You leave the supermarket and head for your 2005 dark grey/green Honda Odyssey. You push the “unlock” button on your keychain and pull at the door. It won’t open. You push the button again. Still won’t open. You try the key in the door and it doesn’t fit. And then it hits you…
*This isn’t your car.*
You look inside and see books and toys that you don’t recognize. In a panic, you step away from the minivan praying that the vehicle’s owner didn’t see what just happened. You hope that if they did, they’ll understand because the same thing happened to them.
Then you remember where your car is and you go there, passing at least 3 similar vehicles on the way. It’s sad because this is the second time you’ve done this. From now on, you only identify your van by the license plate.
Pulling into the school parking lot for a parent event feels like I’m going to a Honda Odyssey owner’s reunion.